Instructors

Thalia Millan

Employee of the Month: November

Chief Instructor Orlando Millan -- 4th degree

Mr. Millan started Okito America in 2007 with a vision of improving the lives of families in the Gainesville Area, by introducing them to the art of Tae Kwon Do, Kick-Boxing and Self-Defense. Mr. Millan has been involved in martial arts for approximately 30 years, with training in Special Forces. A dedicated instructor, Mr. Millan is known for his ability to motivate and instruct both young and old.

Joshua Kepner (3rd degree):

Joshua began his instruction with Okito America in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 11. He has been very involved in Okito America, beginning developing his instruction in teaching under Mr. Millan when he was 13. Joshua enjoys all martial arts weapons and has a vast collection of them that he began collecting at the age of 12. His love of martial arts was instilled in him at a young age by his father who was also a black belt in Kung Fu in California. Joshua loves to be a mentor to the kids, and adults alike, making a difference in their lives like Mr. Millan did in his. Joshua recently graduated to 3rd degree black belt in February 2016 and his goal
is to continue with his instruction in martial arts well into his adulthood. Joshua currently attends classes at Santa Fe College and plans on studying business, so he can continue building his career with Okito.

Joseph Lutz ( 2nd degree black belt ):

Mr. Joseph was the first student to start at Okito America in 2007. He practiced taekwondo for 7 years, until taking a short break. He’s recently come back to teach and continue his education towards his 3rd degree black belt. Mr. Joseph has set an example for his younger siblings and wishes to be a positive example to many other students. He has excelled in his weapons training on the demonstration team and wishes to pass on that knowledge for the future demonstration team.

Marvin Walker

Mr. Marvin has been doing martial arts for almost 20 years with trophies in forms, weapons and sparring. He worked for Okito America for 3 years from 2011 until 2014. He left to pursue a bachelor’s degree, upon completing his degree he returned to the Okito America Family. Mr. Marvin returned to instruct more students in the art and skills of Taekwondo. He hopes to continue inspiring students to be their best not only at Okito but also at home and school.